January 29, 2018 Subject:
curse of king tuts tuts tomb
Those calling these dull are probably into the terrible action for actions sake cgi crap on tv today this is an excellent film that was well received at the time it has great mood wonderful music and the best onscreen howard carter all time many who worked on this film worked previously on salems lot one of the greatest horror films alltime this movie is not a history lesson it is a fun movie about the curse on those who entered kinh tuts tomb
May 18, 2013 Subject:
Dull silliness, worth seeing for the cast
Cliche-ridden and dull as made-for-TV movies of this era typically were. But you must take a look at anything with Raymond Burr, Tom Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Routledge, and Wendy Hiller--that's a weirdly fascinating cast.
The story is a (heavily) fictionalized account of mysterious deaths following the opening of King Tut's tomb in the 1920s. There's some location shooting, but everything's on the cheap. I giggle when these "archaeologists" keep finding ancient artifacts buried beneath an inch of loose pebbles.
When I was a kid in 1980, in the fifth grade, I did a report on King Tut, whose exhibition was then touring the US. (Remember Steve Martin's hit song of the era?) I would have eaten this up if I could have seen it then--must have been a Sunday night movie, when we were at church.